Sooke School District gets funding for trades

$30,000 awarded for youth apprentices programs

The Sooke School District will benefit from $30,000 in funding to support youth apprentices.

The Industry Training Authority is investing more than $1.2 million across the province to fund its Youth Work in Trades programs.

This year, 46 school districts across B.C. have been approved to receive $20,000 to $40,000 each in funding.

Youth Work in Trades is a dual credit program that provides an opportunity for B.C. students in grades 10 to 12 to begin their apprenticeship training.

The funds support school districts in connecting students with local employers to attain practical experience. Students will earn a paycheque while gaining credit toward their high school diploma and the work-based training portion of their trades apprenticeship.

An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job and classroom training and typically takes four years to complete.

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